Date: Circa 1976
Material: photograph


Dolly Dunsby began working at Newman Brothers at the age of 14 in 1915. She had the choice of working at a biscuit factory or Newman Brothers, but chose the latter because it paid more. Dolly managed the Warehouse and eventually ‘the works’, giving out the day’s jobs to the polishers. However, Dolly had to fight to get her job as Warehouse manager. Although Dolly had worked for Newman Brothers for 30 years, when the job became available, she wasn’t at first offered it. She felt so strongly that ‘she fought her corner’ with Horace Newman and eventually got the job. She continued in this role for another 30 years, finally retiring at the age of seventy-five in 1975.

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